To Develop Mediumship:
A Working Guide to Unfoldment
Mental Mediumship - Part II
The impression that the medium
exerts no influence upon a communication is a fallacy based upon the need
for many mediums to prove that they are, in fact, channels. This fallacy
must be put to rest. Mediumship, when used to relay information, is a form
of mental communication. Regardless of the degree of control, the
consciousness of the medium is involved, to some degree, in the
communicative process, even if on a subconscious level.
Horace Leaf, in his book What
Mediumship Is (Spiritualist Press, London; 1976), pages 133-134,
describes this quite admirably by stating:
"Mediums are not like
gramophone records; they are living beings with brain and mind governed by
life-long habits. Every person's mind is full of tendencies, capacities,
desires, ideas and habits. These are so vital that, in the main, they
govern the way in which the individual thinks and behaves.
entities desirous of transmitting philosophical, religious and spiritual
ideas through a medium find themselves as much under the control of the
medium as the medium is under theirs. The consequence is, if the medium is
ignorant and his mind untrained to serious thinking, the less successful
will the speech be. The reverse is also true. An educated medium with a
well-trained mind will, with few exceptions, produce better results."
Some will argue with the last
portion of this statement. Many mediums feel that the less they know about
mediumship, the less influence they will exert upon the communication.
Perhaps there is some justification to this belief, but it is our feeling
that, in the long run, a medium who is well versed in the various aspects
of mediumship and channeling is by far more helpful to those in Spirit than
an uninformed one.
from Lesson Five.
2003, Rev. Simeon Stefanidakis ©. All rights reserved.
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